Take a day out to beautiful Wimborne

Experience the historic and interesting town of Wimborne Minster just a short drive from South Lytchett Manor

We are a family-run Dorset campsite in Lytchett Minster catering for campers, caravanners and motorhomes of all kinds.

A short journey time from our park is the quaint market town of Wimborne Minster. The beautiful and historic town has numerous attractions and first rate restaurants, cafes and pubs to enjoy. It’s a great place to wander around especial on one of the three weekly market days.

Wimborne attractions include:

Town Market

Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Wimborne Market has established itself as a firm fixture of the town. Fridays have plenty of farmer’s market stalls where you can find plenty of fresh local produce including a regular quality butchers, bakers, fruiters, fishmonger and cheese stands. There is also an antiques centre along side the market which has an array of collectables and furniture for sale.

Wimborne Minster Church

Making a striking appearance on the edge of the town is the main Wimborne Minster Church. This is a Saxon church, with Norman and Gothic architecture. It is famed for its chained library and the tomb of King Ethelred, the brother of Alfred the Great, as well as the tombs of John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, and his duchess, the maternal grandparents of King Henry VII of England. The tombs are made of Dorset Limestone and New Forest Stone.

Wimborne Minster Church.

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Wimborne’s annual family fun folk festival has been taking place for over 30 years. With a range of dance, music and comedy acts there’s something for everyone during the three day events which happens every June.

Model Village

Take a visit to the town’s model village and experience a world in miniature. Be amazed by a 1/10th scale model of the town’s streets, shops and gardens as they looked in the 1950’s.

Tivoli Theatre

If you fancy being entertained with some on stage action then take a visit to the delightful Tivoli Theatre. A variety of stage and on screen shows can be seen here in whilst being surrounded by some fantastic original Art Deco features such as including original chrome and Bakelite door handles.

Watering Hole Options

There are plenty of great locations available for a pub stop and refreshments. The Olive Branch is more up market pub serving good locally sourced beer and food. Alternatively if you’re after a comfy seat and an open fire then head to the Coach and Horses.

A picture perfect market town

Wimborne Tourist Information Centre
29 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1HR

Tel: 01202 886116
Web: visit-dorset.co.uk

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We had a great stay in our caravan at South Lytchett Manor. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The park had lovely toilet facilities and the site was immaculately clean. Great pub just down the road too. Will definitely return.

Emma, March 2018

We were totally gobsmacked by this amazing site. We arrived on the second snowfall of the area and were blown away by the helpfulness of all the staff, even offering assistance to site van if required. Nothing was too much trouble for the team and we were made to feel like we were visiting VIP’s. Definitely a lovely clean and well kept site.
We have put this as our number one site when visiting the area. The shop is well stocked with all the paraphinailia you normally forget too.. Can’t wait to return at latter part of the year.

Skipess123, March 2018

Couldn’t fault this site – spacious, level plots with lovely views, mine had a picnic table too!, extremely helpful staff (nothing was too much trouble), perfect location with bus stop outside. Lovely walks, ideal for dog owners, families, couples and solo travellers like me. Very clean toilet/shower block, games room, shop and even fresh bread from the onsite bakery! Lovely and quiet at night too. Will definitely be back as this is such a great site.

Anne, March 2018

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